Montana Outdoors

April 14, 2008

Storm coming

Filed under: Montana, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures — Tags: — montucky @ 6:44 pm

Saturday night our low temp was 27º and Sunday’s high hit 77º. There is a good sized snowstorm forecast for tonight, especially in the higher mountains, and as you can see in the photos, the clouds are already moving in. The mountains look like they need a little more!

Mission mountains

Mission Mountains

(Western Montana’s Mission Mountains on April 14th.)


  1. Wow! When I see your photos, I understand why mountains are called majestic. Such is royalty.


    Comment by Bo — April 14, 2008 @ 7:15 pm

  2. Even our Great smokies and Blue Ridge may get a dusting of snow. These are beautiful peaks all laden with snow. You have captured the contrast too of that blue shaded snow and the “taupey” high meadow beneath. Gorgeous.


    Comment by nouveaufauves — April 14, 2008 @ 7:25 pm

  3. Bo,

    The Missions are often called “majestic”. They are high and rugged and beautiful any time of the year. They will keep snow at the tops all summer. There are over a dozen summits there that are over 9,000 feet. They are very wild and the home of a good sized grizzly population.


    Comment by montucky — April 14, 2008 @ 8:13 pm

  4. Nouveaufauves,

    One of the things I think you would like about these is that they change dramatically as the light changes. You never see them exactly the same way twice. That’s the home of the Mission Mountain Wilderness area of 73,877 acres.


    Comment by montucky — April 14, 2008 @ 8:34 pm

  5. Them’s some mighty pretty-looking mountains you have there!


    Comment by Adam R. Paul — April 15, 2008 @ 10:52 am

  6. These photos were taken about 40 miles from home. If I climb the mountain behind us I can see a little of one of them in the distance. They are spectacular all times of the year.


    Comment by montucky — April 15, 2008 @ 6:23 pm

  7. Those mountains are absolutely amazing! A climber’s paradise!


    Comment by scienceguy288 — April 16, 2008 @ 7:50 am

  8. Yes it certainly is. I have a friend who has climbed nearly all of the tall peaks in that area. Of course, you have to learn how to get along with the grizzlies though.


    Comment by montucky — April 16, 2008 @ 7:58 am

  9. I miss those mountains so badly. I’m going to be in Montana in June though, so yeah me! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful experiences and photos.


    Comment by Halohoo — May 14, 2008 @ 2:12 pm

  10. I also know what it’s like to miss these mountains, Halohoo. I certainly hope you enjoy every second of your trip here! Thank you for visiting!


    Comment by montucky — May 14, 2008 @ 2:45 pm

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